Decision Made On Nick Chubb's Future With Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns have reportedly agreed to a reworked contract with former All-Pro running back Nick Chubb, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero on Thursday (April 11).

Chubb, 28, underwent multiple surgeries in 2023 after suffering a season-ending injury during his second game last September.

"The #Browns and star RB Nick Chubb have agreed on a reworked contract for 2024 to lower his base of $11.775M, sources tell me and @TomPelissero, with a chance to earn it back in incentives. Chubb is working his way back from a serious knee injury, but isn’t going anywhere," Rapoport wrote on his X account. "These situations can be incredibly challenging. But the #Browns and Chubb’s team worked together for a fair solution for one of the team’s most respected and best players. As Chubb works his way back, his place in the organization is secure. And that’s a big win."

The Browns announced that Chubb was expected "to be able to return to play during the 2024 season" after undergoing a "successful" second surgical procedure to repair his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in November.

"Browns running back Nick Chubb underwent his scheduled second surgery today to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as part of his knee injury sustained in the September game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh," the team said at the time. "Team Head Physician James Voos, MD, performed the surgery at University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Voos considered today's surgery successful and added that Nick's recovery has progressed very well following his first surgery in late September. As previously announced, the estimated recovery time from these surgeries indicates that Nick would be able to return to play during the 2024 season."

Chubb was carted off the field during the Browns' 26-22 'Monday Night Football' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 18 after being tackled by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick at the 3-yard-line. The four-time Pro Bowler had previously dislocated his left knee and suffered tears to his MCL, PCL, and LCL during his collegiate career at the University of Georgia in 2015, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Monday Night Football play-by-play man Joe Buck said he was told the replay of the injury was "not to be seen" when ESPN refrained from showing it during the live broadcast, with color commentator Troy Aikman adding "it's as bad as you can imagine."

The replay did appear to be shown at Acrisure Stadium, which resulted in what Buck described as a "loud gasp."

The Pittsburgh crowd also chanted "Chubb" when the All-Pro running back was carted off the field, according to Buck. Fitzpatrick also appeared to be hurt on the play and was later ruled out for a chest injury.

Chubb was coming off a season in which he recorded a career-best 1,525 yards, 12 touchdowns and 302 rushing attempts and was a selected as a Second-team All-Pro in 2022.

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